Provided by: desktop-profiles_1.4.15ubuntu1_all bug


       path2listing  -  script  facilitating  the conversion to managing gconf
       configuration sources with desktop-profiles


       path2listing [options]


       This script takes a single gconf path file (the  systemwide  one,  i.e.
       /etc/gconf/2/path,  when  not  told  otherwise) and reads through it in
       order to create an ordered list of known configuration sources (it will
       recurse  into  included  path files when necessary). Using that ordered
       list it will then create a  desktop-profiles_path2listing.listing  file
       containing  metadata  for  all known configuration sources, assigning a
       precedence value to each encountered configuration source so that:

              a) the order of sources is the same

              b) there is space between the precedence values of  the  various
              sources  to  allow  for  inclusion of additional profiles in the

              c) all mandatory sources have a positive precedence  value,  and
              all non-mandatory sources have a negative precedence value

       In  addition  to  generating  the desktop-profiles_path2listing.listing
       file, this script will also replace the converted path file by one that
       assumes  that desktop-profiles manages all configuration sources (NOTE:
       a backup copy of all changed files is made, so you can always  go  back
       to the previous situation).



              distance  between  the precedence values of each successive pair
              of configuration sources (defaults to 50), the idea  being  that
              you leave some space to insert future sources.

       -f, --file

              path file to convert (defaults to /etc/gconf/2/path)

       -h, --help

              display the help message

       -o, --output-file

              file to put the generated metadata in (defaults to /etc/desktop-
              profiles/desktop-profiles_path2listing.listing).  If  this  file
              exists a backup copy will be made prior to overwriting it.


              don’t  replace  the  path file we’re converted with one assuming
              desktop-profiles manages activation


       /etc/gconf/2/path - systemwide gconf path file, default  path  file  to

       /etc/desktop-profiles/desktop-profiles_path2listing.listing  -  default
       name for the file containing the generated metadata


       This manual page was written by Bart Cornelis <>.